There are many benefits to becoming a member of . Therapy dog team members receive ongoing support through a matching service to facilities requesting visits, insurance, identification tags for the dog, and identification cards for the handler.

Facility members receive matching services with therapy dog teams for regular visiting and ongoing support. Membership Categories and Dues are as follows:

  • Active Therapy Dog Team: Handlers 18 years of age or older (or accompanied by an adult member), dogs at least one year old, registered and actively visiting - $25 Annually
  • P.U.P.S. - Practicing Until Properly Socialized; Therapy Dog Team In-Training: Dogs at least 9 months old but not yet a year are in-training to become an Active Therapy Dog Team. Handlers must be at least 18 years of age - $25 Annually (converts to Active Therapy Dog Team at one-year old). Click here to view special requirements for this category.
  • Reading Partner- Therapy Dog Team Certification: dogs who are at least one-year old and registered with Dog B.O.N.E.S., may be tested as a Reading Partner. Dogs who pass the Reading Partner Therapy Dog Team Test receive Reading Partner Certification and a Reading Partner Patch.
  • Additional Handlers: (Family members/Junior members) Handlers under 18 years of age, Family members - $5 Annually
  • Retired Therapy Dog Team: Retired from active visiting but remain as members -
    $5 Annually
  • CGC Testing: Includes American Kennel Club CGC Certificate and round stainless steel logo ID tag. $10 per dog tested.
  • Volunteer Members: Support the activities of - No Dues

  • Facility Members: Request ongoing visits from - No Dues



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